Monday, 09 September 2019 11:53

Orange Mound Man Pleads to Drug Trafficking

Sept. 9, 2019 – An Orange Mound man who pled guilty to trafficking in cocaine and heroin has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Michael D. Bolton, 38, aka Big Daddy, pled guilty in Criminal Court to four felony drug counts and also to four felony counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.
Bolton admitted to possession and selling powder cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin from his residence in the 1000 block of Newell Road near Semmes Street and Park Avenue.
Officers with the Memphis Police Department Organized Crime Unit made several undercover purchases of cocaine and heroin from Bolton prior to serving him with an arrest warrant on Aug. 2, 2018, outside his residence.
Bolton was “very cooperative,” according to an affidavit, and admitted that handguns, cocaine, heroin and marijuana found in his home belonged to him. He told officers he made up to $400 a week selling drugs.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Jimmy Thomas of the DA’s Vertical Team 2 which handles cases from General Sessions Division 9 (Mental Health Court) and Criminal Court Division 2.